Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo and Koysan & Nakasendo Treks

Kyoto Culture & Kumano Kodo Trek Imagine getting the opportunity to walk ancient pilgrimage trails, trek beneath flowering cherry blossoms, explore Japan’s most sacred temples, and indulge in traditional Japanese hospitality. The Kumano Kodo trek is one of two pilgrimage … Continued

Fall and Winter Hiking Safety

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By Art Hogling   Hiking season doesn’t have to end when summer is over. Some of the best hikes can occur in Fall and Winter. The mountains are frosted and beautiful, the crowds thin out and the bugs are gone. … Continued

Exploring Glacier National Park – Montana

Soaring mountains give way to magnificent glaciers, towering rock formations, pristine fields of ice and stone, and some of America’s most classic trails. In the winter, Glacier National Park becomes a veritable wonderland of mountains contrasted with frozen waterways, snowy … Continued

Photo Contest: No Summit Too Small

Here at the Colorado Mountain Club, we believe that summits come in all shapes and sizes. And no matter what, when you conquer something new, you have reached a new summit, be it getting to the top of your very first 5.6 climb, summiting your 54th 14er, backpacking for the first time, or mountain biking down a trail that you’ve been too scared to before. Whatever your “summit” was this summer, we want to know about it! In our opinion, there is no summit too small. Submit your best photo of you and your friends conquering a “summit” for your chance to win a bunch of cool prizes.

The Other Side of Fear

As I write this, I am one week out from leaving Denver and heading to Anchorage, Alaska. From there, weather permitting, I’m one more day away from landing on the Kahiltna Glacier and beginning my 13,000 foot ascent (~7000’ to … Continued

Common Effort of Will and Strength

Many a mountaineer has mentioned at one time or another that mountaineering is ‘the kind of thing that is fun to talk about when you’re done.’ That is to say, the act of mountaineering, itself, is sometimes the farthest thing … Continued

When Nobody’s Watching

  My knee has heeled to the point where I can begin climbing, again, in the variable conditions you get when you leave the safe confines of the gym. When preparing for an expedition, gym work is important as it … Continued

Six Years in the Making

“Am I ready? I’m putting in the hours… into planning, into training, into mental preparation. But am I ready?” This is a necessary thought. Certainly, it can be destructive if you let it fester into self-doubt; but without this thought, … Continued

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